Indie Fertility: Five San Diego Bands to Listen To
Tori Roze and the Hot Mess Not what I expected, not by a long shot. Roze has a gorgeous, soul-mama set of pipes. She throws her vocals at a listener, if that is even possible. If I said that she is sultry and emotional and a true heart breaker, I would be understating the case. The Hot Mess are five stanky (her word) jazz-R&B informed players that include her mom. Tori and the band were nominated for Best Blues Album in the 2011 San Diego Music Awards and I can see why they didn’t win it. The Hot Mess is not a blues band. Not by a long shot.